Our sweet Katherine was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at the age of 4. She has a twin sister, Caroline. Katherine has had a horrible, long-term battle with this disease that has had her in a wheelchair, in debilitating pain and in a body brace. She has been inpatient 11 times and has endured more than 200 8-hour long infusions. She has gotten high-dose steroids, chemotherapy, IVIG and developed high blood pressure, osteoporosis and cataracts. She is only 9. This disease is called an "orphan" disease because it is not something that is widely known and there is no federal funding for research. 10 years ago, some wonderful parents and grandparents started the Cure JM Foundation. All of the money raised, goes to fund research for a cure. Only 2 out of a million children (worldwide) are diagnosed with JDM. Won't you please help us to find a cure? No amount is too small. Team Katherine thanks you and so do the Cure JM families around the world.